Movies like Brokedown Palace

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Brokedown Palace (1999)
 6.4
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Brokedown Palace
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, intense, dramatic, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, friendship, coming of age, lawyer, sacrifice, best friends, teenager, drug dealing, unlikely friendships, drugs, prison escape, women, crimes, high school, happy ending, airport, law enforcement, betrayal, justice, runaway, twists & turns, destiny, society, youth, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia, china, hong kong, hawaii, london, southeast asia
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Nothing But the Truth
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
108 min.
 7.2
A Few Good Men
Drama, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about vengeance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, police investigation and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brokedown Palace: Light It Up (1999), Silent Fall (1994), Gossip (2000), True Crime (1999), New Best Friend (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Light It Up
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Silent Fall
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, autism, psychiatrist, murder mystery, doctors and patients, police investigation, haunted by the past, redemption, psychopath, doctors ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   96%
 
 5.9
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Gossip
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, investigation, manipulation, dishonesty, storytelling, rape, drinking, murder, twists & turns, mystery, sex, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   87%
 
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 29K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
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    User:   100%
 
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, legal action, death penalty, courtroom drama, death row, life & death, courtroom, false accusation, confined ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   79%
 
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
 6.4
 22K
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crime gone awry, friendship, death, police investigation, murder mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
 5.3
 2K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   60%
 
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Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   64%
 
Flowers in the Attic
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less ...
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
The Star Chamber
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   66%
 
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The In Crowd
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, femme fatale, college, mind game, camp, innocence lost, pornography, splatter, dangerous attraction, lame, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 5.1
 14K
Freedomland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: crime, hospital, kidnapping, vengeance, interracial relations, missing child, mystery, racism, race issues, urban, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
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Jagged Edge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
Double Jeopardy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, betrayal, prison, vengeance, murder, lawyer, chase, revenge, courtroom, internet, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, san francisco, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
Extreme Measures
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, murder, conspiracy, death, homeless, doctors, uncover truth, secrets, doctors and patients, chase, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 6.6
 48K
Copycat
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
 6.3
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
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Nuts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, obsession, starting over, violent husband, stalking, haunted by the past, hidden identity, violence, woman in danger, danger, desperation, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, crime, gang, master criminal, drug dealing, mentor, vampire human love, life philosophy, criminal heroes, fight scenes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
 7K
Blink
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, crime, investigation, police, mind game, mystery, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 

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 6.8
 101K
The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, surveillance, fbi, murder, mentor, conspiracy, mafia, chase, corruption, legal investigation, law firm, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: memphis, usa, tennessee, boston, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 4.6
 493
Bloody Weekend
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of young friends convene in the countryside to shoot a horror movie. But an experiment with LSD sees normal boundaries between them collapsing, and tragedy subsequently striking.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug abuse, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, in the woods, life philosophy, friendship, buddies, mentor, betrayal, catastrophe, natural disaster, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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